Significant Regeneration Scheme Secured on the Isle of Wight

MAY 2018

Following extensive work with the Isle of Wight Council and the local community, planning permission has been granted at planning committee for Medina Yard. The significant regeneration scheme is located in Cowes on the edge of the Medina estuary.

“This has been a fascinating and incredibly complex development project. The intention from the start has been to find an exciting and viable future for this historic boat yard site. The team have diligently worked with the Isle of Wight council, key stakeholders and the local community to deliver what will be a unique and exciting mixed-use scheme, transforming this part of Cowes.”
Jon Roshier, Director, Rolfe Judd

Critically, the project team managed to galvanise an extensive engineering and design solution to upgrade the site’s existing ground conditions and infrastructure. This allowed for the regeneration which will deliver 535 new homes and approximately 14,500 sqm of modern marine industrial space, suitable for a high-spec boat building industry. Further supporting community facilities will be delivered by the scheme including a new heritage boat museum, the restoration of the Grade II listed Hammerhead Crane, a new public square and riverside walkways.

The Grade II listed Hammerhead Crane is a local landmark and sits at the heart of the scheme, it will be fully restored

We have been working on this complex and challenging boat yard site with it’s owners, the Harrison Trust, and an experienced development team, which includes architects JTP. The low lying site, in its dilapidated state, is prone to tidal flooding and contamination due to the damaged sea walls.

When complete, the scheme will create a sensitive extension to Cowes town centre with new restaurants and shops and commercial workshops for small and medium sized businesses on the island.

For further information see our project page.